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Live Music Now Wales asks can YOU help share the love of music?

“Share The Love” is an online silent auction for the work of Live Music Now in Wales – changing the lives of those living with dementia, children with special needs and disabilities and young people with mental health challenges through the power of exceptional live music.

The auction runs 1-14th February 2020 and. You can bid by either visiting the “Share The Love” event on Facebook OR by emailing your bid amount and Lot number to [email protected] and we will bid for you, anonymously if you wish. Winners will be notified after noon on 14th Feb.

Auction Items:

Lot 1: A two hour group surf lesson (up to 8 people) for 8 years and above from Cressey’s Surf Academy with former Welsh National Surf Team Coach Ingemar Cressey, a South African and Welsh

surf champion, at Porthcawl or Aberavon beach (all equipment provided). Perfect for a birthday party, family day out or stag and hen celebration! Starting bid £20.

Lot 2: Group session at Escape Rooms Cardiff – What are Escape Rooms? They are a real-life escape game which requires 2-6 players to work together to find hidden clues and solve puzzles to escape

one of our 5 (soon to be 6) themed rooms before the 1 hour timer runs out. Youhave to think quick, think smart and work as a team if you want to make it out in time! Starting bid £ 10.

Lot 3: A bespoke personalised family peg frame from Peggywho? – a perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries or weddings! Hand painted wooden figures made in South Wales as featured in music videos for Nick Parker and the False Alarms and Ferocious Dog. Starting bid £10.

Lot 4: A pair of tickets to a performance of YOUR choice at the awesome Tramshed Cardiff – one of the city’s best and biggest live music venues, host of the Cardiff Music Awards, with acts as wide

ranging as Giles Peterson, The Levellers, Ronnie Spector, Rudimental, Dodgy and Razorlight all having performed here. Starting bid £10.

Lot 5: The phenomenal Frank Turner has donated a signed copy of his album ‘Be More Kind” CD plus limited edition 1/1 v rare framed mini Frank model (see photo). Bids start at £10.

Lot 6: Family tickets to the opening Saturday of this Christmas’ pantomime “Aladdin” in December 2020, at the beautiful Grand Pavilion Porthcawl a seaside theatre with style. Starting bid £10.

Lot 7: Xtra Mile recordings music and merch bundle! Management for incredible acts such as Frank Turner, Skinny Lister, Will Varley, Sean McGowan, Beans On Toast, Brand New Friend and more! Starting bid £10.

Lot 8: A personalised sung video message or song cover from singer/songwriter and LMN musician Chris Webb, guitarist with Gaz Brookfield’s Company of Thieves, Lonely Tourist & Plume of Feathers.

Want a marriage proposal with impact? A truly unique apology? An awesome happy birthday? Or a creative way to say congratulations? Or fancy a bespoke cover of your favourite song just for you? Chris will sing your unique message and send you a video recording to share!

Lot 9: A stunning original A3 giclee print, “The Wild Water” signed and titled from artist and illustrator Stu McLellan. Starting bid £20.

Lot 10: A private 1hr concert from professional harpist and LMN Wales musician Megan Morris. Starting bid £50.

Lot 11: A pair of festival weekend tickets plus camping and £30 drinks vouchers for Off The Beaten Track, Rudry 10-12 July 2020. Performers this year include Cornish folk group Three Daft Monkeys, Bristol singer/songwriter Gaz Brookfield and Welsh poet/activist Patrick Jones

Lot 12: Adult or child’s x2 indoor climbing session at Boulders Cardiff! The world of climbing has so much to offer. Climb mountains, cliffs, or boulders, walk up a hill, scale the Himalayas, or just hang out at your local climbing centre. Our centre provides a friendly welcome to climbing for all backgrounds and abilities. Starting bid £10.

Lot 13: A pair of tickets for HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, Hay – a festival like no other. Nestled beneath the Black Mountains, on the Banks of the River Wye, you’ll find the hottest music acts, the world’s leading thinkers, an outrageous cast of hand-picked comedians and a host of unforgettable performers coming together for four days of exploration and revelry, May 22-25 2020. Starting bid £20.

Lot 14: A term of music for you and your baby or toddler at the wonderful Little Notes at Urban Crofters, Cardiff! Thousands of children across the UK have fallen in love with music at Little Notes. In weekly music sessions delivered by a professional musician, they have opened their eyes and ears to the joy of live music. Starting bid £10.

Lot 16: A pair of tickets with camping to the wonderful Ey Up Mi Duck festival in Doncaster 1-3 May 2020! A small but perfectly formed family friendly festival full of amazing music, beer and cider, this year at a new location. Headline act Beans On Toast, joins festival favourites The Leylines, Gaz Brookfield, Nick Parker and more for a weekend of festival fun and community. Starting bid £20.

Lot 17: A term of music classes for you and your baby or toddler from award winning Monkey Music Bridgend & Vale! Since 1993, the power of Monkey Music has brought a smile to the faces of hundreds of thousands of babies and toddlers (and grown ups too!) across the UK.

Lot 18: A pair of tickets for any upcoming gig from promoters Woodfired Summit! Cardiff, Crickhowell or Abergavenny.

Lot 19: Free entry to Delta Force paintball Cardiff (or any UK centre) for ten people – worth £100! The UK’s leading paintball game provider for players aged 8 and over. Fantastic birthday party, team building or stag and hen activity with cool movie set themed zones (*first 100 paintballs pp must be bought separately on arrival)

Lot 20: Professional Concert photography or portrait photoshoot for an individual or group (Cardiff or Bristol area). As well as being LMN’s Executive Director, Evan Dawson is resident photographer at St George’s Bristol, where he has shot portraits for many of the UK’s leading musicians. Recently, these have included Joanna McGregor, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Eric Lu, Catrin Finch and Nicola Benedetti.

Lot 21: Pair of festival passes for the FULL Focus Wales events, Wrexham 7-9 May 2020 “one of the worlds leading showcase events” a “forward thinking Welsh music industry showcase”. Fantastic opportunity for musicians and music lovers alike in beautiful North Wales! Featuring: Gruff Rhys, Richard Hawley, Stealing Sheep, Lucy Spraggan, The Trials of Cato, Adwaith, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita and many more! Starting bid £10.

Lot 22: Afternoon tea for two at the beautiful Bryn Meadows Hotel and Spa, Blackwood, Gwent. A perfect indulgent treat, birthday celebration, date or Mother’s Day gift! Starting bid £10.

Lot 23: Two tickets to see acclaimed folk group The Trials of Cato at The Gate Arts Centre, Roath. Winners of the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award – ‘Best Album’ the remarkable rise of BBC Radio 2 award winning trio The Trials of Cato on the UK folk-scene has been the subject of massive critical attention.

Lot 24: Beautiful limited-edition hand printed silk screen print of the Levellers “Levelling the Land” album cover by artist and bassist Jeremy Cunningham signed by ALL the band! A rare chance to own a piece of British music history and incredible art. The iconic English folk rock band with a conscience have been making music since 1988. Starting bid £20.

Lot 25: Four hours of driving lessons worth £100 with Red Driving School, Porthcawl! Get a head start on life skills for you or a relative and save pennies whilst helping us change lives. Starting bid £10.


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